September 28, 2012

Former residents of Treece, Kan., say goodbye to contaminated town

Residents and local officials gathered here Thursday to say a fond and final farewell to a lead-contaminated town that no longer exists. In the past two years, this city in the far southeastern corner of Kansas has been virtually emptied of its residents, who were given government-sponsored buyouts to move away after Treece was declared unsafe for human habitation.

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